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Neil Ellis sworn in as Bay of Quinte’s Member of Parliament

Neil Ellis arrives at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Tuesday.

Neil Ellis arrives at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Tuesday.

MP-Neil-Ellis-Neil Ellis is officially the new Bay of Quinte riding’s first member of parliament.

More than 100 friends, family members, supporters and media witnessed Ellis take his oath of allegiance in the parliament buildings.

Ellis thanked his supporters, campaign workers and friends for taking the day to make the trip to Ottawa Monday, in two buses and in their own vehicles.

“You are the people who got me here. I thank you again,” he said. “I will work hard for you all.”

Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff, and his wife Susan, were among more than a dozen County residents in attendance at the ceremony.

“I am looking forward to working with Mr. Ellis over the next few years for the betterment of Prince Edward County,” said Quaiff.

Swearing in ceremonies are ongoing this month. The first session of the 42nd Parliament is to open Thursday, Dec. 3.

About 200 supporters, friends and family members attended the brief ceremony.

More than 100 supporters, friends and family members attended the brief ceremony.

Neil Ellis greeted Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff, prior to the swearing in ceremony.

Neil Ellis greeted Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff, prior to the swearing in ceremony.

A regal wave to the Neil Ellis group on an informal tour of the House of Commons.

A regal wave to the Neil Ellis group on an informal tour of the House of Commons.

Group photo around the chair of the Speaker of the House.

Family, friends and supporters pose for a group photo in front of the chair of the Speaker of the House.

The Library of Parliament is a showpiece of high Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. The statue in the centre of the circular, domed room, is of a young Queen Victoria.

The Library of Parliament is a showpiece of high Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. The statue in the centre of the circular, domed room, is of a young Queen Victoria.

Mayor Robert Quaiff, with Susan, 'fist-bumps' the lion outside the elevator to the Peace Tower - a tradition Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared with his children earlier this month, that was started by the man who replaces the flag each day.

Mayor Robert Quaiff, with Susan, ‘fist-bumps’ the lion outside the elevator to the Peace Tower – a tradition Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared with his children earlier this month, that was started by the man who replaces the flag each day.

 

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